Mixed Barista Arts

Competitions

Mixed Barista Arts

Break the Routine, Barista Challenge in a New Way!

This May, Mixed Barista Arts (MBA) will generate a revolution in the coffee industry with a brand new competition format to challenge all baristas around Asia. MBA will create an exciting atmosphere not only for the contestants but also for the audience, who will witness first-hand the skillset required to be talented barista. No other competition can compare!

MBA is aimed at discovering the all-rounded barista who has the full set of skills! From assembling a grinder, making a shot within a designated time, creating the best latte art, to cooperating with the team efficiently while engaging with the customers. Contestants have to shine in all stages to be crowned as the best all-rounded barista in Asia – perhaps the first in the world, too!

MBA will be held at HOFEX – Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow from 8 -11 May 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show covers a wide range of food-service equipment, supplies, technology as well as the food, beverage and wine itself!. At a specialised zone, Bean2Cup @ HOFEX, there will be a selection of hundreds of coffee beans, roasters, grinders, espresso machines and barista tools, etc. for professional baristas to try and buy.

Deadline: 4pm, 13 April 2017

MBA Committee

Chairman

Mr Scottie Callaghan

Roasting & Operations Director
Redback Coffee Limited

Mr Dennis Cheung

Roaster
Redback Coffee Limited

Mr Felix Wong

Director
Coffee Assembly Limited

Ms Janice So

Community Builder
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Judging Panel

Head Judge

Mr Caleb Cha

Tigerspirit

Courtney Dettrich

Coffee Training and Education Manager
Starbucks Reserve and Roastery

Daniel Chan

Director
Gear Coffee Roasters

Day Ng

Business Development Director
Barista HK

Gary Wong

Nutsy

Ivy Lai

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Kim Yeung

Head Barista
Coco Espresso

William Chan

Director
Black Sugar Coffee

Event Programme

1-3 May, Mon-Wed
MBA Heats

4 May, Thur
MBA Semi Finalists Announced

8-10 May, Mon-Wed
MBA Semi Finals
Announcement of Finalists (10th afternoon)

11 May, Thur
MBA Grand Final
Awards Ceremony

Prize & Award

Champion: Trophy & HK$20,000 Cash Prize
1st Runner up: Trophy & HK$10,000 Cash Prize
2nd Runner up: Trophy & HK$5,000 Cash Prize

Co-Organisers


Official Espresso Machine


Official Coffee Grinder


Sponsors


Coffee Cup Sponsor


Organiser:

Major Supporters:

CONTACT

For competition details, rules and regulations:

Redback Specialty Coffee
Units B&C, 18/F Success Industrial Building,
17 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon

  Mr Dennis Cheung
  +852 2472 3603
  +852 2472 3602
  [email protected]

For sponsorship:

UBM HKES
Unit 1203, 12/F, Harcourt House,
39 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

  Mr Derek Lau
  +852 2804 1500
  +852 2528 3103
  [email protected]

2015 RESULTS

Hong Kong Cafe of the Year

Hong Kong Cafe of the Year

Segafredo Zanetti Espresso
Cherase Ng & Brian Cheng

Grand Barista Championship 2015

CHAMPION

Cherase Ng & Brian Cheng – Segafredo Zanetti Espresso

1ST RUNNER-UP

Joe Yu & Brian Tang – Studio Caffeine

2ND RUNNER-UP

Eddie Man & King Cheung – Pacific Coffee Company

Grand Latte Championship

CHAMPION

Lux Wong – CoCo Espresso

1ST RUNNER-UP

Ivy Lai – CoCo Espeesso

2ND RUNNER-UP

Ken Lam – Cafe Habitu

Coffee and Food Challenge

CHAMPION

Johnathan Fan – Individual

1ST RUNNER-UP

Chiu Hoi Pang & Fan Mei Ki – McCafe

2ND RUNNER-UP

Reeves Chung & Chii Yat Ming – Coffee Engineering

MOST POPULAR BARISTA

MOST POPULAR BARISTA

Wong Hing Yee – Studio Caffeine